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Introduction to tantra : the transformation of desire

Author: Thubten Yeshe; Jonathan Landaw; Philip Glass
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy{u2014}{u2014}especially the energy of our desires.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thubten Yeshe; Jonathan Landaw; Philip Glass
ISBN: 1614291551 9781614291558
OCLC Number: 862928396
Notes: Originally published in 1987.
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Basic Purity --
Desire and Happiness --
Pleasure, Disappointment, and Fulfillment --
Overthrowing the Tyranny of Ordinary Appearances --
Emerging from Dissatisfaction --
Opening the Heart --
Dissolving Self-Created Limitations --
Clear Spaciousness of Mind --
Inspiration and the Guru --
Entering Highest Tantric Practice --
Arising as a Deity --
Final Accomplishment.
Responsibility: Lama Thubten Yeshe ; compiled and edited by Jonathan Landaw ; foreword by Philip Glass.
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What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy{u2014}{u2014}especially the energy of our desires. Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire's tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives. Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and relevant to 21st-century life.

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